About the Regional Schools Commissioner for South West England 

Lisa Mannall the Regional Schools Commissioner for South West England

I’m Lisa Mannall and I’m the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West of England (RSC SW). As RSC SW, I am responsible for making decisions about the academies and free schools in the 16 local authorities that make up the region.

I am advised by a Headteacher Board made up of eight education experts from around the region, and work with a team of civil servants, based in Bristol and London. Please do get in touch with me or a member of my team at any point – contact details are at the bottom of this page.

I have been RSC since September 2017, having previously been a MAT CEO and school headteacher in Cornwall, and a teacher and headteacher in Hertfordshire.

The South West is a fantastic place to live, teach and to bring up children. We have many outstanding schools, teachers, governors and education leaders here in the region. I am proud to be working with you to ensure that children and young people in the region receive the best possible standard of education, now and into the future.

Please use the links on the left hand panel of this page to explore a wide range of  useful documents, websites and case studies relating to governance, MAT and school improvement, the work of the RSC and SW data. 

Your Contacts at the RSC SW Office


The RSC Senior Leadership Team are….

 Lisa MannallThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hannah Woodhouse, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Lucy Gordon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Sam Lusardi, Sam.LUSARDI@educa on.gov.uk


The RSC Delivery Team Leads are......

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire: Jane Hambrook (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Swindon and Wiltshire: Sam Macdonald (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
BANES, Somerset, North Somerset: Giles de Rivaz  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole: Chris Carraro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Devon, Plymouth, Torbay: Sophie Turner
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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly: Giles de Rivaz
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  • Contact your Delivery Team Lead to discuss becoming an academy, joining a MAT or support for your Trust.

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